VIDEO: Our Spiritual and Ecclesiastical Crisis (2/3): An Interview with Professor Demetrios Tselengidis

Source: Orthodox Ethos

May 23, 2020

Part 1.

Part Two of Fr. Peter's three part Interview with the Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Thessaloniki, Demetrios Tselengides, in which he addresses:

- The veneration of the Holy Icons and Holy Things in the Temple

- The fear of the Faithful and the faithlessness of fear

- When we must be disobedient to men in order to remain faithful to Christ

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00:51 - Question 1: On the Veneration of the Holy Icons during Covid-19

04:11 - Question 2: A ban on . . . Christ, in the final analysis?

05:28 - On the Sanctification of the Celebrant of the Divine Liturgy

08:26 - Question 3: Apostle Paul said we can get sick from Holy Communion, did he not?

09:58 - The Faithful Man has a "spiritual umbrella"

10:31 - The enemy's machinations in the temple - on account of the "rights" we gave him

13:08 - Is there ever any reason for the churches to be closed?

14:24 - What happens if the Faithful are . . . afraid?

15:02 - The Example of the Apostles: It is better to obey God rather than men.

22:40 - Obedience, yes, but always to Christ

23:00 - Following the Holy Fathers

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Biographical Details:

Professor Tselengidis’ depth of knowledge, his education and studies, and his diligent research and labor have made him an internationally renowned academic theologian of Orthodox Dogmatic Theology. His most important offering and characteristic, however, is his work’s fidelity to the Holy Tradition and the Deposit of the Holy Fathers, a faithfulness he acquired by following experiential theologians of our day, such as Saints Paisios of Mt. Athos and Ephraim of Katounakia. He considers himself a humble minister, always emphasizing the absolute interrelation of right doctrine with the right way of life, distancing himself from the creation of a sterile and cold academic discourse.

He is the author countless articles and seven books on Dogmatic Theology, covering a wide range of topics, including the theology of the icon, grace and freedom, critical studies of the doctrine of salvation in Luther and the satisfaction of divine justice in Anslem of Canterbury, the Soteriology of Western Christianity, and the presuppositions and criteria of Orthodox Theology. Through his many lectures, articles, and appeals to the hierarchy on pressing ecclesiastical matters such as the Orthodox-Roman Catholic, and Orthodox-Anti-Chalcedonian Dialogues, the documents of the Cretan council, and the Ukrainian schism Professor Tselingides has given much courage and consolation to the faithful.

​Source: Orthodox Ethos

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